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Table 1 Base case results

From: Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic laparoscopy for assessing resectability in pancreatic and periampullary cancer

  Diagnostic laparoscopy Direct laparotomy
Costs 7470 (7356, 7583) 7480 (7363, 7597)
QALYs 0.346 (0.346, 0.347) 0.337 (0.337, 0.338)
Monetary net benefit   
£20 000 −543 (−429, −656) −738 (−621, −855)
£30 000 2921 (2807, 3035) 2633 (2516, 2750)
  1. QALY = quality adjusted life year. Costs are in 2011/12 UK£. Figures are expected values per patient with 95% confidence intervals in brackets. The point estimates are calculated using base case values of the model parameters (deterministic results). The 95% confidence intervals are derived using standard deviations calculated from the 5000 simulations in the probabilistic sensitivity analysis. The monetary net benefit is calculated at a maximum willingness to pay for a QALY of £20 000 and £30 000. The results are calculated using base case values of the model parameters. Numbers may not sum due to rounding.